Patents by Inventor Scott A. Jenkins

Scott A. Jenkins has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11123075
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a body, a shaft, and a stapling head assembly. The body includes a chassis, a bracket, a coupling, and a conical coil. The bracket is configured to move relative to the chassis between first and second positions when selectively activated by a user. The bracket includes an upright member. The conical coil spring is disposed between the bracket and the coupling. The conical coil spring includes a proximal end, a distal end, a conical helical body disposed between the proximal and distal ends, and at least one dead coil disposed at the distal end of the conical coil spring that is configured to prevent the distal end of the conical coil spring from being retained between the bracket and the chassis. The shaft extends distally from the body. The stapling head assembly is positioned at a distal end of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Austin E. Wise, Scott A. Jenkins, Daniel Pucke, Douglas B. Hoffman, Thomas E. Adams, John S. Kimsey, Vijay K. Sakhare, Prachi Rojatkar
  • Patent number: 11097644
    Abstract: An awning system includes lighting units integrated with support arms thereof. The lighting units are configured to direct light emitted thereby primarily toward a canopy thereof when the canopy is fully deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Lippert Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott C. McKinnon, Steve Jenkins, Josh Black, Byron Brown, Brian M. Worthman, Catherine Kline
  • Publication number: 20200345358
    Abstract: A surgical instrument comprising a first jaw and a second jaw is disclosed. At least one of the first and second jaws comprises a proximal portion and a distal tip rotatable relative to the proximal portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventor: Scott A. Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20200281596
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a body, a shaft, and a stapling head assembly. The body includes a chassis, a bracket, a coupling, and a conical coil. The bracket is configured to move relative to the chassis between first and second positions when selectively activated by a user. The bracket includes an upright member. The conical coil spring is disposed between the bracket and the coupling. The conical coil spring includes a proximal end, a distal end, a conical helical body disposed between the proximal and distal ends, and at least one dead coil disposed at the distal end of the conical coil spring that is configured to prevent the distal end of the conical coil spring from being retained between the bracket and the chassis. The shaft extends distally from the body. The stapling head assembly is positioned at a distal end of the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Austin E. Wise, Scott A. Jenkins, Daniel Pucke, Douglas B. Hoffman, Thomas E. Adams, John S. Kimsey, Vijay K. Sakhare, Prachi Rojatkar
  • Publication number: 20200237370
    Abstract: An apparatus that includes a body, a shaft, and an end effector. The end effector includes a first jaw, a second jaw, and a tip. The second jaw includes an anvil. At least one of the first jaw or the second jaw is configured to move relative to the other of the first jaw or the second jaw between an open position and a closed position. The tip is connected with the anvil. The tip includes a deformable member. The tip is movable relative to the anvil between first and second discrete positions using the deformable member. The tip remains in the first discrete position located closer toward the cartridge until the deformable member is acted upon by an external input force. The tip remains in the second discrete position that is located further from the cartridge until the deformable member is acted upon by the external input force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Nicholas Fanelli, Bret W. Smith, Robert J. Simms, Scott A. Jenkins, Matthew S. Corbin, Cory G. Kimball
  • Publication number: 20200237368
    Abstract: A surgical instrument end effector includes a first jaw configured to receive a staple cartridge and a second jaw that includes an anvil having a plurality of staple forming pockets. The first and second jaws are operable to clamp and staple tissue positioned therebetween. A tip member is movably disposed at a distal end of the anvil and is configured to toggle relative to the anvil between a first discrete position and a second discrete position. The tip member in the first discrete position is oriented angularly toward the first jaw, and the tip member in the second discrete position is oriented angularly away from the first discrete position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffery D. Bruns, Nicholas Fanelli, Robert J. Simms, Scott A. Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20200237369
    Abstract: A surgical stapler that includes a body, a shaft extending from the body, and an end effector in communication with the shaft. The end effector is operable to compress, staple, and cut tissue. The end effector includes a first jaw; a second jaw opposed from the first jaw, and a tip member. The first and second jaws are operable to transition from an open state to a closed state to clamp tissue therebetween. The tip member is coupled with a distal end of the first jaw. The tip member is selectively rotatable along a rotation axis to toggle between a first discrete position and a second discrete position. The tip member in the first discrete position is configured to assume a first orientation relative to the second jaw, and the tip member in the second discrete position is configured to assume a second orientation relative to the second jaw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Scott A. Jenkins, Jeffery D. Bruns, Robert J. Simms
  • Patent number: 10639038
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a body, a shaft assembly, an end effector, and an electrical contact assembly. The body includes a power source. The shaft assembly extends distally from the body, the end effector is distal of the shaft assembly. The end effector includes a channel assembly and a cartridge assembly. The cartridge assembly may selectively couple with the channel assembly. The cartridge assembly includes an electrically activated component. The electrical contact assembly is configured to electrically couple the power source with the electrically activated component. The electrical contact assembly includes a first electrical contact associated with the channel assembly, a second electrical contact associated with the channel assembly, and a hydrophobic layer extending between the first electrical contact and the second electrical contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Gregory G. Scott, Stephen D. Geresy, Yvan D. Nguetio Tchoumkeu, Laura A. Schoettmer, Andrew Kolpitcke, Sarah A. Worthington, Joshua P. Morgan, Scott A. Jenkins, Nicholas D. Courtwright, Alexander R. Cuti, Taylor W. Aronhalt, Jeffery D. Bruns, John E. Brady, Nichole Y. Kwee, Gregory J. Bakos, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Patent number: 10631860
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a body, a shaft assembly, an end effector, and an electrical contact assembly. The includes a power source, while the shaft assembly extends distally from the body. The end effector includes a channel assembly and a cartridge assembly configured to selectively couple with the channel assembly. The cartridge assembly includes an electrically activated component. The electrical contact assembly is capable of electrically coupling the power source with the electrically activated component of the cartridge assembly. The electrical contact assembly includes a first electrical contact, a second electrical contact, and an insulating membrane. The first electrical contact is associated with the channel assembly while the second electrical contact is associated with the cartridge assembly. The insulating membrane is associated with either the first electrical contact or the second electrical contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Gregory J. Bakos, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Gregory G. Scott, Stephen D. Geresy, Yvan D. Nguetio Tchoumkeu, Amy M. Krumm, Grace E. Waters, Prudence A. Vulhop, Nichole Y. Kwee, John E. Brady, Scott A. Jenkins, Laura A. Schoettmer, Andrew Kolpitcke, Joshua P. Morgan, Sarah A. Worthington, Taylor W. Aronhalt, Alexander R. Cuti
  • Patent number: 10478190
    Abstract: A circular stapling instrument is disclosed which comprises a replaceable staple cartridge. The circular stapling instrument and/or staple cartridge comprises a lockout configured to prevent a previously-fired staple cartridge from being re-used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Christopher C. Miller, Brian Dinardo, Scott A. Jenkins, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris
  • Publication number: 20190290270
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a body, a shaft assembly, an end effector, and an electrical contact assembly. The includes a power source, while the shaft assembly extends distally from the body. The end effector includes a channel assembly and a cartridge assembly configured to selectively couple with the channel assembly. The cartridge assembly includes an electrically activated component. The electrical contact assembly is capable of electrically coupling the power source with the electrically activated component of the cartridge assembly. The electrical contact assembly includes a first electrical contact, a second electrical contact, and an insulating membrane. The first electrical contact is associated with the channel assembly while the second electrical contact is associated with the cartridge assembly. The insulating membrane is associated with either the first electrical contact or the second electrical contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory J. Bakos, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Gregory G. Scott, Stephen D. Geresy, Yvan D. Nguetio Tchoumkeu, Amy M. Krumm, Grace E. Waters, Prudence A. Vulhop, Nichole Y. Kwee, John E. Brady, Scott A. Jenkins, Laura A. Schoettmer, Andrew Kolpitcke, Joshua P. Morgan, Sarah A. Worthington, Taylor W. Aronhalt, Alexander R. Cuti
  • Publication number: 20190290271
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a body, a shaft assembly, an end effector, and an electrical contact assembly. The body includes a power source. The shaft assembly extends distally from the body, the end effector is distal of the shaft assembly. The end effector includes a channel assembly and a cartridge assembly. The cartridge assembly may selectively couple with the channel assembly. The cartridge assembly includes an electrically activated component. The electrical contact assembly is configured to electrically couple the power source with the electrically activated component. The electrical contact assembly includes a first electrical contact associated with the channel assembly, a second electrical contact associated with the channel assembly, and a hydrophobic layer extending between the first electrical contact and the second electrical contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory G. Scott, Stephen D. Geresy, Yvan D. Nguetio Tchoumkeu, Laura A. Schoettmer, Andrew Kolpitcke, Sarah A. Worthington, Joshua P. Morgan, Scott A. Jenkins, Nicholas D. Courtwright, Alexander R. Cuti, Taylor W. Aronhalt, Jeffery D. Bruns, John E. Brady, Nichole Y. Kwee, Gregory J. Bakos, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Patent number: 10405857
    Abstract: A surgical instrument can comprise a first jaw, a second jaw comprising a fastener cartridge, and a closing system. The closing system can comprise a closure member configured to engage the first jaw and move the first jaw toward the second jaw. A pivot can pivotably couple the first jaw to the second jaw. The closure member can engage the first jaw at a location which is distal with respect to the pivot. The closure member and the first jaw can include a cam pin/cam slot arrangement which increases the leverage or mechanical advantage that the closure member applies to the first jaw as the first jaw is moved from an open position to a closed position. The surgical instrument can further comprise a first motor configured to operate the closing system and a second motor configured to operate a firing system configured to eject fasteners from the fastener cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Anil K. Nalagatla, John S. Kimsey, Chester O. Baxter, III, Scott A. Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20170281185
    Abstract: A circular stapling instrument is disclosed which comprises a replaceable staple cartridge. The circular stapling instrument and/or staple cartridge comprises a lockout configured to prevent a previously-fired staple cartridge from being re-used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher C. Miller, Brian Dinardo, Scott A. Jenkins, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris
  • Patent number: D916283
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Gagel, Scott A. Jenkins, Nicole Smith, Barry T. Jamison, John P. Measamer, Michael A. Jacobs
  • Patent number: D916284
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Gagel, Scott A. Jenkins, Nicole Smith, Barry T. Jamison, John P. Measamer, Michael A. Jacobs
  • Patent number: D916285
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Gagel, Scott A. Jenkins, Nicole Smith, Barry T. Jamison, John P. Measamer, Michael A. Jacobs
  • Patent number: D916286
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Gagel, Scott A. Jenkins, Nicole Smith, Barry T. Jamison, John P. Measamer, Michael A. Jacobs
  • Patent number: D928464
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: COLE HAAN LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Mokos, Scott Patt, Kyle Jenkins, Mattias Verfl, Michael Weyrauch, Jose A. Tejada Bernard
  • Patent number: D928476
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: COLE HAAN LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Mokos, Scott Patt, Kyle Jenkins, Mattias Verfl, Michael Weyrauch, Jose A. Tejada Bernard